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Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Earthquakes

February 5, 2016

While Oklahoma has a long history of seismicity, the state has seen a significant increase in earthquakes since 2013

Research & Commentary: School Choice in Mississippi

February 4, 2016

Empower Mississippi, a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to improve educational choice in Mississippi, released the results of a

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  • Research & Commentary: Oregon Cap-and-Trade Proposals and Renewable Power Mandates

    February 2, 2016

    Legislators in Oregon are now proposing a new carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. The legislature rejected a proposed cap-and-trade plan in 2015.

    Research & Commentary: Virginia Certificate of Public Need Reform

    January 27, 2016

    Market competition in the health care industry improves services and provides consumers with additional and potentially life-saving options, yet the State of Virginia is hindering competition by im

    Research & Commentary: Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Bypasses Legislature

    January 27, 2016

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

    Research & Commentary: School Vouchers in Tennessee

    January 22, 2016

    Proposed legislation in Tennessee would make vouchers available to children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and who c

    Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands Update

    January 21, 2016

    According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is

    Research & Commentary: Direct Primary Care

    January 21, 2016

    One of the lesser known factors contributing to the rapid increase in the cost of health care is the shrinking number of primary care physicians available relative to the size of the population.

    Research & Commentary: Rolling Back South Carolina’s Certificate of Need Law

    January 21, 2016

    South Carolina is one of 36 states that limits the ability of health care providers to expand their businesses through an approval process known as certificate of need (CON).

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